Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-150mm f/4-5.6 Lens Review

Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-150mm f/4-5.6 Handling and features

For a lens offering a zoom range over 10x, this optic is incredibly compact and lightweight, weighing only 260g. The lens barrel is typical of Olympus' consumer and kit lenses although the lens mount is metal. As a result of its compact size and light weight this lens is a perfect companion for the Panasonic Lumix G3 body used for testing.

As focusing is performed internally the 58mm filter thread does not rotate during use, making this lens ideal for use with graduated and polarising filters.  Focus speeds are quick and the manual focus ring is well damped, which makes applying fine adjustments fairly straightforward. The lens has a silent focusing motor and is labelled as one of Olympus' MSC lenses, suitable for taking movies and stills. The minimum focus distance of 50cm allows frame-filling close-up images to be taken at maximum telephoto quite easily.

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